Girl (11) pregnant by rapist father
Complaining of stomach cramps, a girl (11) was found to be pregnant with her father’s child after being repeatedly raped.
In June last year, the young girl told her father that she was suffering from stomach cramps and when he took her to a local clinic heath care professionals discovered that she was pregnant. The girls gave birth to the baby who died shortly after she had given birth. She revealed to the nurse that she had been repeatedly raped by her father since the age of eight (2013). The girl’s mother was absent.
The case was reported at Empangeni SAPS and transferred to Empangeni Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit for further investigation. Through intensive investigation, the accused was then arrested and tried in court.
“We will continue to send all sexual offenders to prison where they belong. Crimes against women and children will always be treated as priority since the victims are most vulnerable to ruthless criminals whom they trust,” said the KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa.
The rapist was sentenced to life imprisonment at Empangeni Regional Court today.